J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010;140:722-723
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The trap for researchers: Misrepresentation of data from articles
Dusko Nezic, MD, PhD, FETCS,
Aleksandar Knezevic, MD, BcS,
Petar Vukovic, MD, BcS
"Dedinje" Cardiovascular Institute, Belgrade, Serbia
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To the Editor:
We read with great interest the reply by Benedetto and colleagues1 to our letter,2 in which we challenged the inclusion of Gaudino and associates'3 data in a meta-analysis (controlled, randomized trials comparing the angiographic patency of radial artery [RA] versus saphenous vein grafts [SVGs]) by Benedetto and coauthors4 that was recently published in the Journal. In their reply, we were criticized for misrepresentation of the data from Gaudino and colleagues' article3 included in their meta-analysis.4 The article by Gaudino and colleagues3 reported 2 controlled, randomized trials including patients with previous percutaneous stent implantation (in any . . . [Full Text of this Article]
Reply to the Editor
- Umberto Benedetto, Emiliano Angeloni, and Riccardo Sinatra
J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg. 2010 139: 1669.
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